December Newsletter and Meeting Notice

Our next meeting will be Monday, December 15th, at 7 PM, at the Lowell Center, corner of Langdon and Frances Streets, Madison. Check kiosk for room.

Parking: Parking on street is free after 6 PM. The closest ramp is between Lake and Frances.

City of Madison Parking Website:  www.cityofmadison.com/transportation/parking.cfm

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Starting around 7:10 we will read:
Widow’s Walk (scenes) ……………… by Carol O Smart :30
Violence of the Education ………….. by Christopher Wolter 1:00
“Shauna’s Happy Hour” …………….. by Deb Meyer :07
“Radio Play” (unfinished) …………… by Nick Schweitzer :10
“Faith” (fragmentary)………………….. by Nick Schweitzer :10

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Call for Submissions: Theatre LILA

Theatre LILA is  accepting submissions for an original collaborative work to be produced in Madison, Wisconsin at the Overture Center for the Arts in the fall of 2015. Selected plays will receive full production as part of the project.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2015 and selected playwrights will be notified no later than April 15, 2015.

Eligibility

  1. Running time of script should be 3-20 minutes
  2. Work submitted must be entirely the property of the author*
  3. Plays should need only 1-5 actors (doubling is acceptable)
  4. Theme of the play should be “trash” or should include physical trash in some way (think of a stage with a huge pile of trash)

*Plays must be new works. Adaptations (or any other use of material protected by copyright) must include proof of rights to use source material. Translations will not be accepted.

Entry fees

A non-refundable reader’s fee of $20 must accompany each submission.

Submission guidelines and requirements

  1. Play must be an original work that has not previously been fully produced. Plays that have had staged readings are eligible. At this time, musicals, TYA scripts, and screenplays will not be accepted.
  2. Scripts should follow the standard professional play format. All scripts must be submitted electronically in PDF format. Save files as AUTHOR LAST NAME – PLAY TITLE.pdf. (For example: Miller–The Crucible.pdf)
  3. No reference to the author is permitted in the body of the manuscript – including on the title page.
  4. Submit electronic entries to:LILAliterary@gmail.com using the subject line: Trash – Play Title.
  5. Entry fee of $20 must be received in order for a script to be considered. You will receive an invoice via email after submitting your work. Please submit your payment online via Paypal with invoice or send check to the address below. Your work will not be read or considered until payment is received.

Theatre LILA
PO Box 5221
Madison, WI 53705

Deadlines and notification

  1. All entries must be submitted by 5:00 PM Central time, on March 1, 2015.
  2. Selected playwrights will be notified on or before April 15, 2015 by email.

Wisconsin Wrights Call for New Play Submissions

Wisconsin Wrights and Forward Theater Company have joined together to support and develop new theatrical work by awarding Wisconsin playwrights the opportunity to develop their plays for a professional public reading series.

The New Play Development Reading series will take place during Forward Theater’s 2015-2016 season. Up to three playwrights will develop their plays with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors. Rehearsals culminate in a public reading. The Wisconsin Wrights New Play Development Project provides an extraordinary opportunity for the expansion and exercise of the playwriting craft, exploration of characters, and constructive critique by caring, invested artists.

Wisconsin Wrights will begin accepting scripts on December 1, 2014. The deadline for submissions for Wisconsin Wrights is February 1st, 2015 with the selection process taking place from February through May, 2015. Finalists will be announced in mid-June 2015.  Complete details and submission guidelines are available at http://wisconsinwrights.org.

Wisconsin Wrights is accepting submissions from current Wisconsin residents only. 

November Newsletter and Meeting Notice

Our next meeting will be Monday, November 17th, at 7 PM, at the Lowell Center, corner of Langdon and Frances Streets, Madison. Check kiosk for room.

Parking: Parking on street is free after 6 PM. The closest ramp is between Lake and Frances.

City of Madison Parking Website:  www.cityofmadison.com/transportation/parking.cfm

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Starting around 7:10 we will read:

Violence of the Education (act) ….. by Christopher Wolter 1:00

“Shauna’s Happy Hour” …………….. by Deb Meyer :07

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October Newsletter and Meeting Notice

Our next meeting will be Monday,  October 20th, at 7 PM, at the Lowell Center, corner of Langdon and Frances Streets, Madison. Check kiosk for room.
Parking: Parking on street is free after 6 PM. The closest ramp is between Lake and Frances.
City of Madison Parking Website:  www.cityofmadison.com/transportation/parking.cfm
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Starting around 7:10 we will read:
Violence of the Education (scenes) ….. by Christopher Wolter :30
Eureka (scenes) ……………………………. by Gary Kriewald :20
Jihadist Play (conclusion)………………… by Mark Lajiness :30

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August Newsletter and Meeting Notice

Our next meeting will be Monday, August 18th, at 7 PM at the Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street, Madison. Check kiosk for room.

** The Lowell Center does not have a room for us in September. The location of our September meeting will be announced in the next newsletter **

Parking: Lowell parking is for guests of the hotel and staff only. Nearest parking is the Lake Street Ramp, one block south (you can also enter from Frances Street). Street parking is free after 6 P.M. Try east on Langdon up around the curve or the foot of Gilman Street around the corner from Porta Bella, generally our tavern of choice for an apres-meeting drink. Porta Bella is on Frances between State and University.

City of Madison Parking Website:  www.cityofmadison.com/transportation/parking.cfm
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Starting around 7:10 we will read:
Love U Forever; Flip a Coin (Act 2) …………… by Kurt Brown :45
“Isaac”……………………………………………………. by Deb Meyer :10
“European Vacation”………………………………… by Deb Meyer :10
Untitled ………………………………………………….. by Brendon Smith :10
“The Violence of the Education” ………………… by Christopher Wolter :25

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